RubyConf Denver

November 8-10, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

How do I know if I should purchase the individual or corporate ticket?

The individual ticket is for those attendees who are purchasing their own ticket to RubyConf and fund their own trip. The corporate ticket is for attendees whose employer is purchasing their conference ticket and/or financing their travel and accommodations. Attendees are free to choose which ticket they ultimately purchase.

Under both ticket options, you can choose whether you want to purchase the in-person or virtual ticket.

As a nonprofit organization, please note that all ticket sales for our conference go towards Ruby Central's mission of supporting the Ruby community.

What happens once I am registered?

Approximately a week before the conference, attendees will receive an email containing conference details.

Are there any ticket discounts available?

We offer a student discount -- if this applies to you, please email us at rubyconf@rubycentral.org

COVID and Safety Policies

Are vaccinations required to attend RubyConf?

We are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend RubyConf 2021. We will follow up with registrants regarding vaccination verification.

If I've been vaccinated, will I still be required to wear a face mask?

Yes, we have a mandatory indoor mask requirement at our conference. According to CDC guidelines, wearing a face mask is the most effective tool in preventing COVID-19 and its harms, whether you've been vaccinated or not.

What counts as a face mask?

A face covering is any well-secured cloth (with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric) that covers your mouth and nose. (See CDC Guidance for Use of Cloth Face Coverings for more detailed information).

What are the COVID and Safety Guidelines at the Convention Center and hotel?

Please review the Convention Center COVID and Safety Guidelines and the Hyatt Regency’s Safety Guidelines.

In-person Conference

Is breakfast provided? What about lunch and dinner?

All the meals will be served by the Centerplate Catering Staff, who will create unique served and boxed meal options for your convenience and safety. They are also following Safety Guidelines to protect all in-person attendees and staff.

You say the conference will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual. Do you have more detail?

RubyConf 2021 will be a hybrid conference and an amazing experience for both our in-person and online attendees. For our in-person attendees, come join us for three days of talks from leading Ruby voices and socializing with old and new Ruby friends in Denver, Colorado. For our virtual attendees, you’ll have access to 2 live streams, an on-demand library of pre-recorded talks, access to our in-person content, and the chance to interact with speakers and mingle with fellow Rubyists.

How far away are the conference venue and hotel from the airport?

Our conference hotel and venue, the Hyatt Regency and Colorado Convention Center, are in downtown Denver, approximately 30 minutes from the Denver International Airport.

Do you need conference volunteers?

We do! We will need several onsite volunteers to help with tasks such as registering attendees, distributing t-shirts, answering common attendee questions, and so on. Volunteers must be able to commit to 10-15 hours of work (scheduled shifts will be assigned ahead of time), and in exchange, receive a free ticket to attend sessions whenever they're not scheduled.

If you're interested in volunteering, please email us at rubyconf@rubycentral.org about it and we'll add you to our list!

Does RubyConf have a dress code?

Short answer: no, wear whatever you want!

Longer answer: most RubyConf attendees dress fairly casually in t-shirts and jeans. However, business casual is also very common.

Will conference sessions be recorded or streamed?

As this is a hybrid event, some sessions will be recorded or live streamed. Some recordings will be immediately available, while others will be online within one month post-conference (approximately mid-December).You can see examples of what these videos look like by checking out RubyConf 2018's videos.

When does the conference start on the 8th? When does it end on the 10th?

We anticipate in-person conference programming starting on Monday, November 8th, at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time (MT) with a welcome breakfast, followed by workshops will begin at 11:00 a.m. MT. The conference will end on Wednesday, November 10th at 5:45 pm MT.

Miscellaneous

How do I get more information about sponsoring?

As of this point, we are not taking on any new sponsors. Please reach out to us at sponsors@rubycentral.org for questions about sponsoring future conferences.